Meet the Team
- Blair O'Donnell
Blair grew up in Invercargill and while at high school he relief milked and worked on a local large scale primrose operation. Blair has always believed in giving 100 percent in to everything he starts.
Blair has also worked for an Environmental Horticulture Operation as Production Manager. This position involved lab testing and attention to detail with the management of 17 staff. From this, Blair had the opportunity to own his own landscaping business working with construction companies, landscaping new properties.
After selling this business Blair went Tractor and Bobcat driving in Australia. When Blair returned to New Zealand he worked as a contract tractor driver before deciding to enter the Dairy Industry full time. Starting as a farm worker, Blair worked as a manager on a large scale operation before working up to share milking.
Blair worked for Canstaff as factory manager before moving into recruitment, with his wide range of farming, horticulture and warehousing experience Canstaff believe Blair is the right person to introduce the right employees to Canstaff’s clients.
In his spare time Blair plays cricket and enjoys golf when he gets a chance. When possible he enjoys escaping from everything to go fishing.
- Andrew Macdonald
Andrew MacDonald was brought up on a mixed family farm, at Geraldine, and he still takes an active part in farming activities. Andrews area of specialty is related to the seasonal, and agriculture side of the business.
He owns a number of ploughs and a 2 Ton digger which he hire’s out. Andrew enjoys dealing with people, and his ability in analysing diverse character traits while identifying strengths and weaknesses in potential applicants is an asset to Agstaff.
The knowledge that he has gained makes him well qualified in assisting clients with their staffing requirements through the agriculture sector, meaning you will be provided with the best people to get the job done.
- Louise King
Louise was born in Zimbabwe and grew up on the family farm which ran 1000 head of beef cattle and a hunting operation. After finishing school she spent 5 years in England and 4 years in Cape Town, South Africa working in the hospitality industry.
In 2009 Louise returned to Zimbabwe where she worked in the hunting industry and re-joined her family assisting in their Stockfeed Manufacturing business.
Louise is a self-confessed farm girl at heart and has a passion for the outdoors, martial arts and fitness.
Louise brings to Agstaff her skills and knowledge in assisting farmers to continue their growth and looks forwarding to being a vital part in the local farming community.